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Women, Republicans and the Rhetoric of 'Choice'

The Guardian | 04-20-2012

"What we want is women to be able to make their own choices […] We want women to make their own choices in healthcare … Women don't need anyone to tell them what to do on healthcare. We want women to have their own choices, their own money, that way they can make their own choices for the future of their own bodies."

I couldn't have said it better myself. But to my surprise, these were not the words of Hilary Clinton or Michelle Obama. Rather, they were uttered by Representative Michele Bachmann, on Sunday's Meet the Press during a segment about Obamacare. And while I am sure these words made her press secretary cringe, they made me take note of the way the notion of "choice" has recently crept into Republican talking points.

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